Hartenberg Wine Estate’s The Eleanor Chardonnay 2012 excelled at the 2017 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, scoring an impressive 94 points out of a possible 100.
This remarkable score earned the wine a spot on the list of Top 10 Museum Class Wines as well as a Gold medal.
The awards ceremony, which was attended by producers and media, took place at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town on 30 May. The competition’s panel of judges, chaired by Michael Fridjhon, comprised a selection of highly experienced local and international wine experts, who judged 960 wines from 198 producers. In addition to the Gold medals and trophy winners, a total of 135 Silver and 460 Bronze medals were awarded.
Cellar Master, Carl Schultz describes the wine as showing creamy, citrus, nutty and floral flavours with a refreshing acidity. An elegant wine with a persistent finish. Can be enjoyed on its own or pairs perfectly with seafood dishes, a creamy lemon risotto and even cheeses.
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